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Introducing Sacha Baron Cohen's (Borat, Ali G) latest character: Lord Monckton

 
 
dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 21 Oct, 2011 07:07 am
@MonaLeeza,

I went and looked just after that post.
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chai2
 
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Reply Fri 21 Oct, 2011 07:29 am
FYI, he goes by the last name Baron Cohen, not Cohen.
Thomas
 
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Reply Fri 21 Oct, 2011 07:43 am
@chai2,
I always spelled him "Barren", but you're right and I was wrong. Thanks for the correction!
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Fri 21 Oct, 2011 08:23 am
@dlowan,
dlowan wrote:

I thought he was an international idiot....not restricting himself the the UK and Oz?


I would say he's an "international" figure, albeit a pretty obscure one for Americans. He got some attention from his puzzle challenge, but to the extent that he achieves "idiot" status here, it's due to his skepticism concerning climate change claims.

I didn't know until now that he was having a row with the House of Lords, but his persona is one that many Americans consider the stereo-type for an English lord.

I bet a lot of Americans think of Marty Feldman when they see Lord Monckton

http://www.starfetch.com/keywords/Marty_Feldman/Marty_Feldman_3.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7a/Monckton-washington-09.jpg/528px-Monckton-washington-09.jpg
dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 21 Oct, 2011 08:24 am
@Finn dAbuzz,
Quote:
I bet a lot of Americans think of Marty Feldman when they see Lord Monckton


So do I. Especially Eyegor.


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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Fri 21 Oct, 2011 09:36 am
@dlowan,
I thought everyone was playing along with the meta-satire. I guess Monckton is obscure.
dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 21 Oct, 2011 09:39 am
@Robert Gentel,
'Twas a puzzlement.
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chai2
 
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Reply Fri 21 Oct, 2011 02:36 pm
@Thomas,
.
Thomas wrote:

I always spelled him "Barren", but you're right and I was wrong. Thanks for the correction!


As a reward, here is another picture of that gorgeous hunk of man...(and his cute wife Isla Fisher)

http://www.starsjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/sacha-baron-cohen-isla-fisher.jpg

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margo
 
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Reply Fri 21 Oct, 2011 03:14 pm
@dlowan,
dlowan wrote:

I thought he was an international idiot....not restricting himself the the UK and Oz?

obviously not - few here seem to know him!
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RileyRampant
 
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Reply Sat 22 Oct, 2011 03:32 pm
@Robert Gentel,
there's a strong whiff of william f buckley there, too. funny stuff.

those thyroid-craving eyes, the latin, the snobby pomposity

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